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Image of "からくりピエロ (Karakuri Pierrot)"
Song title
  • "からくりピエロ"
  • Romaji: Karakuri Pierrot
  • English: Mechanical Clown / Puppet Clown
  • Official English: Clockwork Clown
Published July 15, 2011, with 5,671,000+ Niconico views, 200+ Vimeo views, 28,400+ piapro views, 21,610,000+ YouTube views and 91,900+ bilibili views
Featuring
Producers
  • 40mP (music, lyrics)
  • Yamako (illustration)
  • √Effect (video)
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Background[edit | edit source]

It's sad, but it's my fate.
—Author's comment

"Clockwork Clown" is an original song by 40mP. It was uploaded to Vimeo on July 19, 2011, to piapro on August 7, 2011, and to YouTube on December 2, 2011. This song reflects on depression after a breakup or rejection.

This song has entered the Hall of Legend and exceeded over 10 million YouTube views. Hence, this is one of 40mP's most notable songs, and one of Miku's most notable songs.

Succeeding versions[edit | edit source]

40mP's Cover
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Featuring
40mP
Producers
40mP (music, lyrics), JimuinG (piano), [TEST] (guitar), mao (bass), Shobon (drums), Yamazaki Hajime (cameraman), JimuinG (screenplay), MasatakaP (edition)
Categories Human Cover; Self-cover; Arrangement; PV
Description
A music video with 40mp's vocals starring Ikeda Ai and buzzG.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Japanese (日本語歌詞) Romaji (ローマ字)
待ち合わせは 2時間前で Machiawase wa nijikan mae de
此処に独り それが答えでしょ Koko ni hitori sore ga kotae desho

街ゆく人 流れる雲 Machi yuku hito nagareru kumo
僕のことを嘲笑ってた Boku no koto wo azawaratteta

それは簡単で とても困難で Sore wa kantan de totemo konnan de
認めることで前に進めるのに Mitomeru koto de mae ni susumeru no ni
信じられなくて 信じたくなくて Shinjirarenakute shinjitakunakute
君の中で きっと僕は 道化師なんでしょ Kimi no naka de kitto boku wa doukeshi nan desho

ああ 回って 回って 回り疲れて Aa mawatte mawatte mawari tsukarete
ああ 息が 息が 切れたの Aa iki ga iki ga kireta no
そう これが 悲しい 僕の末路だ Sou kore ga kanashii boku no matsuro da
君に辿り着けないままで Kimi ni tadori tsukenai mama de

僕を乗せて 地球は回る Boku o nosete chikyuu wa mawaru
何も知らない 顔して回る Nani mo shiranai kao shite mawaru

1秒だけ 呼吸を止めて Ichibyou dake kokyuu o tomete
何も言えず 立ちすくむ僕 Nani mo iezu tachisukumu boku

それは偶然で そして運命で Sore wa guuzen de soshite unmei de
知らないほうが良いと知ってたのに Shiranai hou ga ii to shitteta no ni
触れてしまったの 君の温もりに Furete shimatta no kimi no nukumori ni
その笑顔で その仕草で 僕が壊れてしまうから Sono egao de sono shigusa de boku ga kowarete shimau kara

ああ 回って 回って 回り疲れて Aa mawatte mawatte mawari tsukarete
ああ 回って 回って 回り疲れて Aa mawatte mawatte mawari tsukarete
ああ 息が 息が 息が止まるの Aa iki ga iki ga iki ga tomaru no
ああ 息が 息が 息が止まるの Aa iki ga iki ga iki ga tomaru no

ああ 変わって 変わって 変わってゆくのが Aa kawatte kawatte kawatte yuku no ga
ああ 怖い 怖いだけなの Aa kowai kowai dake na no
もうやめた ここで 君を待つのは Mou yameta koko de kimi o matsu no wa
僕が壊れてしまうだけだ Boku ga kowarete shimau dake da

ああ 回って 回って 回り疲れて Aa mawatte mawatte mawari tsukarete
ああ 息が 息が 止まるの Aa iki ga iki ga tomaru no
そう 僕は 君が望むピエロだ Sou boku wa kimi ga nozomu piero da
君が思うままに 操ってよ Kimi ga omou mama ni ayatsutte yo

Below is an official English translation: via Producer. Amendments may have been made to the original translation.

We were supposed to meet here two hours ago
And I'm still here alone I know that's the answer, right

People walking on the street, Flowing clouds
They were laughing at me

It's easy and also difficult
By accepting it, I can move forward
But I can not believe it, I don't want to believe it
I know I am a pierrot to you

Ah, turning around and around and got sick of it
Ah, I can't breathe, can not breathe
Yes, this is my sad ending
Still can not reach you

The earth goes around carrying me
Pretending to know nothing, it goes around

Just for a second I hold my breath
and stand saying nothing

It was an accident and it was fate
I knew I would have better not to know it
I touched your warmth
By your smile, by your motion I would be broken

Ah, turning around and around and got sick of it
Ah, turning around and around and got sick of it
Ah, I can't breathe, can not breathe
Ah, I can't breathe, can not breathe

Ah, being changed, changed, changed
Ah, I'm just scared, and scared of it
I will quit waiting for you here
It just makes me broken

Ah, turning around and around and got sick of it
Ah, I can't breathe, can not breathe
Yes, I'm a pierrot you want
Just manipulate me as you want

Derivatives[edit | edit source]

Lucifer's Cover ft. Camui Gackpo
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Featuring
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Lucifer (cover)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Salt-P's Cover ft. Kagamine Rin
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Featuring
Producers
Salt-P (cover), Aoi Sora (background illust), Niruru (gears), okatchi (illust)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Eaver's Cover ft. VY2
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Featuring
Producers
Eaver (cover), Lucifer (VSQx), Dokuro (illust)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Makino's Cover ft. KAITO
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Featuring
KAITO V3 Soft
Producers
Makino (cover), Mibu (illust), 西涼若若 (mixing)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Krystal - Petal's Cover ft. Megurine Luka
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
Krystal - Petal (cover, VSQx edit), Rewoundclockwork (UST)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Pote-chin's Cover ft. Kagamine Len
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[nn]
Featuring
Kagamine Len Append Power
Producers
Pote-chin (cover, mixing, video, encode), Komako (illust)
Categories VOCALOID Cover

Ashe's English Cover
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Featuring
Producers
Ashe (English lyrics adaption), KL (illust)
Categories Human Cover
Fyre's English Cover [koma'n's Arrangement]
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
Fyre (cover), koma’n (arrangement), Ashe (English lyrics adaption)
Categories Human Cover; Alternative Language
Tokino Sora's Cover
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
40mP (lyrics, composition), Kettaro (mixing), ORYO (instruments), RONRICO (movie), Tokino Sora (vocals)
Categories Human Cover; Fanmade PV
Yukishiro Mahiro's Cover
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Featuring
Producers
otyaduke (illustration), ごず (mixing), Narumiya Yuki (movie), Yukishiro Mahiro (vocals), 40mP (lyrics, composition)
Categories Human Cover; Fanmade PV
Himekuma Ribon's Cover
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
晴河さき (movie), Himekuma Ribon (vocals), Ashigaru Kinoko (illustration), Ukyo Hibari (mixing)
Categories Human Cover; Fanmade PV
Chikuwa's Cover
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
Chikuwa (vocals)
Categories Human Cover
YuNi and Hibiki Ao's Cover
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[yt]
Featuring
Producers
YuNi (primary vocals), Hibiki Ao (secondary vocals)
Categories Human Cover; Fanmade PV
RUKIROKI's Cover
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[yt]
Featuring
RUKIROKI (Sasugano Ruki and Sasugano Roki)
Producers
40mP (lyrics, composition), Sasugano Ruki (vocals), Sasugano Roki (vocals)
Categories Human Cover; Fanmade PV
Fuji Aoi's Cover
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Featuring
Producers
Fuji Aoi (vocals)
Categories Human Cover; Fanmade PV

Luka's Arranged Cover
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Featuring
Producers
Giga-P (arrangement), Umetaro (illust)
Categories VOCALOID Cover
Description
An upbeat and more fast-paced remix of the song using Luka, done by Giga-P. This version includes its own PV. This cover is featured in the compilation album Megurhythm.
Osamuraisan's Guitar Arrangement
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Producers
Osamuraisan
Categories Arrangement
koma’n's Piano Arrangement
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Featuring
Producers
koma’n (arrangement), Rocca (encode), Yun (illust)
Categories Arrangement; Human Cover
碧華's Music Box Arrangement
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[nn]
Categories Music Box Arrangement

Hinata's MMD PV
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Featuring
Producers
Hinata
Categories Fanmade MMD PV
Description
A fanmade PV for Luka's Arrangement Cover, done for the 10th MMD Cup.

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